Weekly Prayer Cycle
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer we pray for Dale Guenter & Brian Kreps; The Rev’d Canon Dr. Sharyn Hall; Michael Hannigan & Tom Komaromi.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Scottish Episcopal Church.
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada we pray for The dean, council, and congregations of the Georgian, Huronia and Bay Areas of the Eastern Synod.
In the Anglican Church of Canada we pray for The Rt. Rev. John Organ, Bishop, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Western Newfoundland.
In our Diocese of Niagara we pray for our Bishop, The Right Reverend Susan Bell; The Church of the Incarnation, Oakville, The Reverend Brian Galligan, Interim Priest-in-Charge; The Reverend Randy Williams, Assistant Curate, and the people of that parish.
As a community we pray for the homeless and those living in extreme poverty; those who struggle with debt and unemployment.
Those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers: Susan Andrews; Gary Hanna; Sally & Willow; Celina Liong; Heather Glass; Norm Foley; Donelle de Vlaming; Jonathan James, Bishop Ralph; Turner Shaw; Gary and Sue; Gary and Katie Hanna; Carole Nixon; Shirley Schmirler; Daniela Cruz; Justin Rego; Josh; Maryse Fisher; Ernie Taylor; Colin; Brenda Gallagher.
SUNDAY, February 26
The First Sunday In Lent
8:30am Holy Eucharist - in person
10:30am Choral Eucharist- in person and on You Tube
WEDNESDAY, March 1
8:30am Morning Prayer—Via Zoom Followed by coffee & conversation.
12:15pm- Eucharist in the Cathedral
FRIDAY, March 3
12:00 pm Litany of Reconciliation Via Zoom & in person in Bishopsgate
SUNDAY, March 5
The Second Sunday In Lent
8:30am – Holy Eucharist - in person
10:30 am — Choral Eucharist - in person and on You Tube
Mission Action Planning Process
Thanks to all who were able to join us for the planning session on January 29. The session focused on our mission, vision, values, tagline, our promise and what makes us unique. The findings from that session are still being compiled and will be shared shortly.
The next step in the Mission Action Plan (MAP) process is to explore what actions we should undertake under each of the three MAP theme areas. Planning sessions will be held after the 10:30 service on March 5, 12 & 19. We will plan to keep the sessions to an hour. The theme for each date is listed below. There is need to register and you can attend one or all.
March 5 - Adult Faith Formation
March 12 - Reshaping Parish Culture to Enable Ministry
March 19 - Fullness of Life in the Neighbourhood
Every Wednesday March 1 - March 29, 2023
Join us every Wednesday evening from 7-9:30 pm in the Living Room here at the Cathedral as we explore the theme of Doubt in a series of movies throughout the Lenten season.
We'll watch the film and then discuss together what it brings up about doubt and faith.
*To join our movie nights, please contact the cathedral office firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-527-1316 (ext 240), or drop by the Cathedral office in person!
Every Monday March 6 - April 17, 2023
Also, please join us for an interesting and vitally important series exploring Climate Justice.
Every Monday afternoon from 1-3pm here in the Cathedral Living Room we will gather to enjoy a series hosted by speakers from the Niagara School of Missional Leadership titled Climate Justice: Following Jesus in a World of Climate Breakdown.
*This series requires registration. To register, please contact the Cathedral office at email@example.com, 905-527-1316 (ext 240), or drop by the cathedral office in person.
Come talk and explore more about the week’s readings and Sunday’s homily as we dig deep (but hopefully avoid puncturing any water mains down there).
We meet in the Living Room after the second service each Sunday around 12:15pm.
Bring questions and insights, and we’ll do our best to make connections between scripture and our lives together.
To top it off, we'll provide a little something to eat as well!
Jeni Darling and Sue Crowe Connolly will be leading a Lector's workshop this Sunday, Feb. 26 after coffee hour. This is offered anyone who would like to read, are new to the role, and veterans who would like a review. We'll practice the delivery, as well as getting into the text. If you're interested, please speak with Sue and join us this week after the 10:30am Service coffee hour!
COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR
Thank you to the 17 people that have joined our Christ's Church Cathedral team for the CNOY 2 km walk on
Saturday, February 25 at 4.00 pm.
The team is walking for the Helping Hands Street Mission,
a neighbour on Barton St. E.
Financial donations to the CNOY will be accepted until March 31, 2023.
Please go to the following link to sponsor the Christ’s Cathedral Team: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=994480&langPref=en-CA
The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is Canada's National Walk for Homelessness. The walk raises money for folks in our community who need our help. Some of them hungry, more than a few hurting and regrettably, some who are homeless too. So far, the Christ’s Church Cathedral Team has raised $6,490.00.
Thank you for your support and encouragement!
Please connect with the team captain, Kerry Lubrick (firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-679-2818) with any questions.
Starting during the pandemic, “Praying with PWRDF”, a bi-weekly Zoom get-together, has been a way for us to stay connected with the work of PWRDF and its partners.
This Lent, PWRDF presents a collection of some of its favourite reflections from these meetings with music, videos, PWRDF stories, and more. Subscribe at www.pwrdf.org/lent2023/
The contributors for each week are:
Ash Wednesday to Saturday - The Venerable Charlene Taylor, Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador
Lent 1 - Dr. Evrard Nahimana, Partners In Health Rwanda
Lent 2 - The Rt. Rev. Bishop Riscylla Shaw, Bishop, Diocese of Toronto
Lent 3 - The Rev. Canon Rachel Carnegie, Anglican Alliance
Lent 4 - Heather Smith, Executive Director of Rayjon Share Care, Haiti
Lent 5 - Sophia Gebreyes, Lutheran World Federation, Ethiopia
Palm Sunday and Holy Week - The Rev. Patrick Stephens, PWRDF Representative for the Diocese of Ottawa
During this Lenten season, please continue to keep the people affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey & Syria in your prayers.
Donations can be made to support PWRDF’s response by visiting PWRDF's website at www.pwrdf.org. Also, you can call 416-822-9083 (or leave a message toll-free at 1-866-308-7973 and your call will be returned). Alternatively, you can send a cheque to PWRDF, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada, M4Y 3G2. Please indicate the Syrian Earthquake in the memo field.
For any questions regarding other ways to support PWRDF, please contact your Parish Representative at email@example.com or 905-387-1820
For those interested in attending SHUV— a conference which represents a collaboration of churches from across Hamilton, please see the following website for further information and for tickets: www.truecity.ca
There are lots of great things happening! For any questions—please contact Dena Thomas at 905-407-3307 .
The 21st Annual Soupfest - Tuesday Feb 28th, 2023 from
Where: At the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's on the main floor this year.
The major annual fundraiser for the Living Rock Youth Centre, a local non-profit in Hamilton, Living Rock has been supporting the vulnerable since 1985. The funds raised through Soupfest will be directed to programs and resources offered to support youth who are in need. Living Rock provides a place of belonging , safety and bridge to the wider community. They also help youth develop a personal vision for their lives and futures. Each ticket costs $20.00 and will provide 4-4oz bowls of soup from the participating restaurants of your choice.
For more information visit www.livingrock.ca/soupfest
For those currently using envelopes for giving, they are now available in the Narthex for pick up. For those interested in obtaining envelopes or for further information about options for giving, please contact the cathedral office at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person in the office and we will be happy to assist.
Prayer Shawls and Blankets
The Prayer Shawl Knitters Group has made available to the parish a wonderful abundance of both prayer shawls and lap blankets. If you happen to know of anyone who might be in need and might benefit from one of these beautiful items, please contact the parish office either in person or at email@example.com
The Cathedral has now resumed the passing of Offering Plates. The plates will be passed by the Greeters and brought to the altar with the elements. You may recall this was suspended at the beginning of the pandemic, when there was uncertainty about how the virus was spread, and replaced by a box near the Narthex. At the Offertory, we offer back some of what God has given us, symbolically in the bread and wine, and in our contributions toward the work of the church. All are invited to support the sharing of God’s love with the world through giving by Pre-Authorized Payment, online through our website (for details, please use link below) or by weekly envelope.
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Masks Strongly Recommended
Current guidelines encourage mask wearing, particularly in crowded, enclosed, and close-contact settings. Effective immediately, Bishop Susan is strengthening guidance to mirror the chief medical officer of health's strong recommendation that masks be worn in indoor settings. By doing so, and applying additional layers of protection, we will not only protect ourselves but our most vulnerable neighbours. In this way, we are also bearing strong witness to God's call to love our neighbours.